About the program
The First-Year Composition (FYC) Program at Texas Woman’s University is a unit within the Department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies (LCGS). The program offers a sequence of two courses required by the Texas Common Core: ENG 1013 (Composition I) and ENG 1023 (Composition II), along with ENG 1003 (Integrated Reading and Writing Corequisite Course). These classes function as a continuum of writing development for TWU students, with a high value placed on sequential coherence and collaboration among students and instructors.
In addition to its core courses, TWU FYC sponsors professional development for instructors; maintains a comprehensive OER textbook; presents on and publishes program research; offers annual teaching awards; facilitates an annual writing contest, and collaborates with LCGS faculty to utilize, study and staff the Digital Composition Lab.
If you have questions or comments, please email Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, Ph.D., at JHElliott@twu.edu.
FYC by the numbers
2,593 FYC students served in the 2022-2023 academic year
115 sections of FYC courses offered in academic year 2022-23
32 FYC instructors working with TWU first-year students Fall 2022
All numbers provided by FYC program data and TWU Factbook.
Page last updated 3:33 PM, July 24, 2023